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Billings, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Billings is the largest city in Montana with a population of 112,035 as of July 1, 2016. Billings ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Billings is located at latitude 45.7895 and longitude -108.5499 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Billings (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,123 feet.

The City of Billings (GNIS ID: 2409849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Billings is located within Billings Division of Yellowstone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Billings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Billings, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 112,035
Population in Households 108,950
Population in Familes 80,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,085
Population Density1 2,601
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 47,099
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 27,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 49,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,616 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,483 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,454 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $196,579
Average Home Value $224,783


Median Household Income $50,791
Average Household Income $70,524
Per Capita Income $29,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.18%
Households 1.12% 1.16%
Families 0.86% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Billings, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Billings to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 9 98th
Diversity Index2 # 54 85th
Median Household Income # 104 72nd
Per Capita Income # 98 73rd

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